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How long does purgatory last?

The good news is that purgatory is only temporary, a preparation that leads directly to Heaven.

Pray for the Holy Souls in purgatory with this novena

Written by St. Alphonsus Liguori, the novena asks for God's mercy upon the souls awaiting their final entrance into Heaven.

The patron saint of the souls in purgatory was visited by a friar suffering there

Leo XIII gave Nicholas of Torentino this patronage in 1884.

A prayer for each day of the week to save suffering souls in Purgatory

All Souls Day is over, but these souls still long for our prayers.

The saints tell us what Purgatory is actually like

More painful than anything on earth, and yet more peaceful than anywhere but Heaven.

Pope: Don’t forget the souls in Purgatory!

Assures us that God never abandons anyone to his own devices

When St. Gemma Galgani was visited by a soul from Purgatory

The soul was eternally grateful for the prayers and sacrifices Galgani made for her suffering soul.

Pray St. Gertrude the Great’s powerful prayer for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

According to tradition, many souls would fly to heaven when this prayer is prayed with heartfelt devotion.

Eerie messages from the dead at the Museum of the Souls of Purgatory

Built to prove Purgatory exists, the museum's collection includes scorched handprints of those seeking our prayers.

A solemn prayer on the day of a person’s death

When a loved one passes away, we are encouraged to pray this comforting prayer.

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